Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Okeechobee Music and Arts Fest releases full weekend schedule

Posted By on Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 5:17 PM

click to enlarge VIA OKEECHOBEE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
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The Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival – a weirdly massive event happening March 4-6 at Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee being put on, in part, by one of the guys who helped launch Bonnaroo – has released its full weekend schedule. And if you're planning to go, you better start working on your stamina now, because this thing is programmed 24 hours a day. 

First, there will be a "beach" – known as Aquachobee – where attendees can rode a gigantic ferris wheel, swim, drink and take in live music (like Agape, Wolfram and Jan Blomqvist) every day of the fest from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. 

There will be Yogachobee, where you can take in yoga workshops from various yogis like Miami's Purebody Twins or writers like Cat Coule, who'll be there to teach a Positive Poetry Writing Workshop. 

There will be the ChobeeWobee Village, a curated community that aims to "awaken the festival goers inner weird." It sort of looks like it might be a miniature version of a Burning Man East. There's even a photo of something on the website that looks like a chubby little Burning Man-type sculpture. 

VIA OKEECHOBEE MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
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There will be a PoWow at which John Oates (of Hall and Oates) will headline a band with rhythm section of The Meters, and Arcade Fire frontman Wil Butler will play in a band with Miguel. 

There will also be a huge dance club of sorts called Jungle 51, where Rambo Springsteen, DJ Three, Damian Lazarus and more will keep the party going all night long.  

Music begins on the Aquachobee Beach at 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, and there will be live music of some sort programmed throughout the night and day, every day of the festival.

DeLand-based band Roadkill Ghost Choir takes the stage at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 4, and Gainesville's Hundred Waters play later that night at 9:15 p.m. 

There to catch the big names? Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters take the stage on Friday, March 4 at 6:15 p.m., Hall and Oates play Friday at 9 p.m. and Bassnectar goes on at 11:45 p.m. You can catch Kendrick Lamar at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, and Skrillex takes over at midnight. On Sunday, March 6, catch Fetty Wap at 4:15 p.m., Ween at 6 p.m., the Avett Brothers at 8:15 p.m. and Mumford and Sons at 10:30 p.m. 

Hopefully you took Monday off so you can crash at the campground after the s how and sleep off the weekend before heading home. 

Check out the complete Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival Schedule here. 

Check out the map of the grounds here. 


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